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Gay Sex Rumors Aside, Lindsey Graham’s LGBTQ Record Is a Flaming Trash Dumpster

Questions about the senator’s sexuality are swirling, but his votes on queer lives matter more.

By Juan Michael Porter II
DC life

After Years of HIV Rates Dropping, Washington, D.C. Struggles to Get to the End of the Epidemic

Organizations like Us Helping Us are working to support communities that continue to be highly impacted.

By Tim Murphy
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America Has Responded to Outbreaks With Fear and Discrimination Many Times Before. With Coronavirus, We Can Do Better

On April 16, TheBody hosted a livestream panel discussion entitled “Policing Pandemics: Criminalization From HIV to COVID-19.” We invited four pillars of HIV advocacy to speak with us about our current moment, offer guidance on what to do next, and answer questions from the audience.

By Myles Helfand
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Decriminalization Is the Radical HIV Prevention Strategy We Need

You've heard of TasP, PrEP and other acronyms on HIV prevention. Here, activist Jason Rosenberg discusses "DasP," or "decriminalization as prevention" and why it could be helpful in the fight against HIV.

By Jason Rosenberg
AIDS activism

Our COVID-19 Response Is Living in the House HIV Activists Built

Let’s honor those whose labor built the pathways to address this global crisis, and in doing so, remember a valuable lesson: that plagues and epidemics impact the most vulnerable, disproportionately.

By Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad
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‘Policing Our Bodies’ Documentary Tackles Sex Work Decriminalization

Decrim NY and their activism is the central focus of the upcoming film.

By Charles Sanchez
Angela Y Davis and Stacy Abrams credit Sankofa Collaborative

Concerned About a Loss in Focus on Black Women in the Epidemic, HIV Activists Launch an Action Plan of Their Own

Angela Davis, Stacey Abrams, and others talk HIV and social justice at the Paradigm Shift summit in Atlanta.

By Nathaniel Currie, D.S.W., LCSW
Alex Roque and Carl Siciliano credit Ali Forney Center

The Guard Is Changing at the Nation’s Biggest LGBTQ Youth Shelter

Carl Siciliano and Alex Roque talk about the first leadership turnover at New York City’s Ali Forney Center since its 2002 founding.

By Tim Murphy
TheBody: For the Culture -- A World AIDS Day Feature

This World AIDS Day, We're Doin' It for the Culture

TheBody's senior editor discusses the recent explosion of HIV/AIDS-focused arts and culture in the U.S. -- and its long-overdue focus on marginalized communities.

By Kenyon Farrow
Activists Lead Trans March for Visibility in DC credit Stephen Hicks

Trans Activists Demonstrate for End to Violence and Discrimination at Landmark National March

The National Trans Visibility March on Washington, D.C. brought thousands to the nation's capital to advocate for trans lives and an end to violence and discrimination.

By Stephen Hicks